Japanese transliteration of Alice
, in use among the Japanese since the 20th century, particularly in recent decades.
This name can be used to combine 有 (yuu, u, a.ru, ari) meaning "exist" with 珠 (shu, tama, su) meaning "pearl, gem, jewel," 寿 (shuu, ju, su, kotobuki, kotobu.ku, kotoho.gu) meaning "congratulations, longevity" or 澄 (chou, su.mu, su.masu, -su.masu) meaning "lucidity."
Examples of Arisu with 3 kanji include 亜利珠, 亜梨朱, 愛莉寿 and 愛里子 with 亜 (a, tsu.gu) meaning "come after, rank next," 愛 (ai, ito.shii, o.shimu, kana.shii, mana, me.deru, a) meaning "affection, love," 利 (ri, ki.ku) meaning "advantage, benefit, profit, gain," 梨 (ri, nashi) meaning "pear tree," 莉 (rai, ri, rei), part of 茉莉 (matsuri), which refers to the Arabian jasmine, 里 (ri, sato), referring to a unit of distance called ri
, or otherwise meaning "village," 朱 (shu, ake, su) meaning "vermilion, cinnabar" and 子 (shi, su, tsu, ko, -ko, -ne) meaning "child."
One fictional bearer of this name is Alice (or Arisu) Mizuki (瑞城 ありす), one of the main characters in the anime series Serial Experiments Lain.